If you can manage to tear yourself away from any of these gorgeous hotels – here are some recommended stays with National Trust sites situated just down the road.
This large 14th century country house hotel, having recently undergone a major refurbishment, is set in large gardens, yet just 45 minutes from central London. Guests benefit from stylish refurbished executive rooms, and the recently opened Eden spa offers steam room, sauna, treatment rooms and more.
🌿 Visit: Hatfield Forest, ancient royal hunting forest.
Boutique, luxury spa hotel set in the perfect Cotswold village of Chipping Campden, featuring a luxurious spa to relax and unwind, vibrant brasserie restaurant & stylish contemporary bedrooms. One of the finest hotels in the Cotswolds.
🌿 Visit: Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions.
Romantic, luxury castle hotel near Ripon, North Yorkshire, set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. Featuring a 3 AA rosette restaurant and stunning guest bedrooms, it’s the winner of a Green Tourism Gold Award, and is the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
🌿 Visit: Fountains Abbey, Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site.
Bodysgallen Hall & Spa
Standing in 200 acres of its own parkland to the south of Llandudno, Bodysgallen Hall is an outstanding country house hotel, with fine dining restaurant, more casual bistro and a deluxe spa. Beautiful gardens include a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet-scented herbs, a rockery with a cascade, a walled rose garden and several follies.
🌿 Visit: Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Fantasy castle with industrial and colonial foundations.
Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa
This fine, traditional English country house hotel, in the heart of Worcestershire, won Visit England’s Small Hotel of the Year award for 2015. Fully deserving of its 4 red star status, it offers a choice of dining in the Chaddesley restaurant or more informal lounge bar, elegant guest bedrooms and wonderful lounge areas.
🌿 Visit: Hawford Dovecote, 16th-century half-timbered dovecote.
The Belsfield is located in Bowness-on-Windermere, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s incredible position in the Lake District boasts many nearby attractions and landmarks so there is plenty to do during your stay. With Laura Ashley furnishings throughout and a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, this is the ideal location for a blissful break.
🌿 Visit: Wray Castle, Gothic Revival castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds.
Balmer Lawn Hotel
Stylish country hotel set in the New Forest National Park, with a mixture of classic and contemporary rooms, impressive spa with heated indoor and outdoor pools, and fine dining restaurant. Recently refurbished, it’s an ideal location to enjoy a refreshing break away.
🌿 Visit: Mottisfont, A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens.